Re: Forms for invisible ZWJ (and ZWNJ)

From: Christopher Fynn (
Date: Wed Jan 19 2005 - 16:36:41 CST

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    Peter Constable wrote:

    > Even in production fonts designed to depict text as users expect it, a
    > glyph for ZWJ and ZWNJ can be useful since many word-processing or DTP
    > applications include a display mode in which non-printing characters are
    > visibly depicted. Microsoft includes glyphs for ZWJ and ZWNJ in some of
    > their fonts for this purposes.

    > Peter Constable

    In Microsoft fonts where glyphs for these characters are present, these
    glyphs seem to have zero advance width. I guess it is this way for
    applications which simplisticly calculate line length using the width of
    glyphs directly mapped to characters?

    - Chris

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